Mar 15 – 21

“May you listen to the voice within the beat even when you are tired. When you feel yourself breaking down, may you break open instead. May every experience in life be a door that opens your heart, expands your understanding, and leads you to freedom. If you are weary, may you be aroused by passion and purpose. If you are blameful and bitter, may you be sweetened by hope and humor.

If you are frightened, may you be emboldened by a big consciousness far wiser than your fear. If you are lonely, may you find love, may you find friendship. If you are lost, may you understand that we are all lost, and still we are guided—by Strange Angels and Sleeping Giants, by our better and kinder natures, by the vibrant voice within the beat. May you follow that voice, for This is the way—the hero’s journey, the life worth living, the reason we are here.”

-Elizabeth Lesser

Practice Meetings

Friday Mar 20, 7:00pm

This Week’s Koan

Book of Serenity #94
“Tozan is Unwell”

Tôzan was unwell. A monk asked, “Your Reverence is unwell. Is there anyone who does not become ill?”

Tôzan said, “There is.”

The monk said, “Does the one who does not get ill take care of Your Reverence?”

Tôzan said, “The old monk is properly taking care of that one.”

The monk said, “How about when your Reverence takes care of that one?”

Tôzan said, “Then the old monk does not see that there is illness.”

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